The authorities of New Zealand has announced to ban the sale of assault and semi-automatic weapons after the brutal killing of as many as 50 innocent Muslims in the Christchurch mosque attacks.
However, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacina Ardern said that this is just a beginning. “It’s in the national interest and it’s all about the safety… to prevent an act of terror from every happening again in our country,” she said while talking to media on Thursday.
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According to the information, a new law is expected to be in place by the 11th of April and the government of New Zealand will be introducing buy-back schemes for the banned weapons.
The government of New Zealand has decided to amend the weapons law after it emerged that the shooter, Brenton Tarrant purchased all the weapons he used to kill the innocents legally. As per the details, he bought the 30-round magazines through a simple online purchase.
“Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on the two mosques on last week will be banned in this country (New Zealand),” the PM Ardern added.